Brandon Cain has been volunteering with Community Living for a year and a half. His wife, Jessica, is the manager at Community Living’s Mahon Center, one of the four centers for the Support Services for Adults program. In his own words …
Why do you volunteer with Community Living? “When I first met Jessica, she was working for Special Olympics in Illinois,” Brandon said. “Some really close friends of ours have a son who was an athlete of hers. Each year, they would put on the Polar Bear Plunge event, which I’ve been involved with for ten years.
“When Jessica started working for Community Living, it seemed natural to start volunteering with the agency. We like to find any opportunity to get involved. It’s a great way to be able to give back and to spend time with those in the community.”
What are some of your favorite volunteer experiences with Community Living’s fundraising events? “You get a chance to let your hair down and have fun with everybody,” Brandon said. “We are there to show people a way to enjoy themselves.
“To me, it’s the understanding that we are all people together. There is no reason to ever separate ourselves. You learn a lot, and it makes you a better person.”
Do you have any advice to new or potential volunteers with Community Living? “Get involved. You won’t regret it.”
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